Pat Spillane

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Jerry Kiernan has always confessed his discomfort at this perception that Irish athletes are somehow all spectacularly well funded.

A lot of people think Jerry Kiernan is mad. Or hard to ignore, but worth the effort, as Con Houlihan liked to say whenever someone drove him ma(...)

Former Ireland rugby manager Eddie O’Sullivan is among the initial set of inductees.

KATHRYN HAYESAsports hall of fame honouring some of the University of Limerick’s most high profile graduates and members of staff was unveiled at the (...)

The half-time speech is a an integral weapon in every manager’s armoury.  Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Armagh played Kerry in the 2002 All-Ireland football final. By half-time, they were going down the swanee. They’d lost John McEntee to concussion. Ois(...)

Sharon Osbourne’s return boosted ‘X Factor’ ratings

What with all the talk about radio this week – all those column inches devoted to Pat Kenny versus Sean O’ Rourke, Newstalk vs RTÉ, radio has never be(...)

Epic? Would that be the right word? Strict definition: “A long poem narrating the deeds and adventures of heroic or legendary figures.” Ah yeah, that’(...)

Despite Marty Morrissey’s best efforts to blow their chances with a premature call on Mayo people everywhere to start booking their All-Ireland final tickets, there were Mayo smiles all around Croke Park and beyond yesterday. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

It was with a whole 10-ish minutes still to go, Mayo having just gone five points clear, that Marty Morrissey declared: “You can book your tickets, M(...)

Tyrone defenders swarm around a Kerry player during the 2003 All-Ireland semi-final at Croke Park. Tyrone won 0-13 to 0-6 and went on to defeat Armagh in the final. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Pat Spillane didn’t know what he was going to say but he knew he was going to say something. Knew he had to. Knew he needed to place on public record (...)

Tyrone’s Seán Cavanagh: “I’ve been listening to Joe for a long time and I never get too worked up about it. I leave that to my Da.” Photo: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

We were somewhere around Garvaghy when the facts began to take hold. I remember saying something like, “I feel a bit light-headed; maybe you should dr(...)

RTÉ Sport’s Michael Lyster presenting The Sunday Game in 1990. Michael began presenting The Sunday Game series in 1984 continually up to the present day.

In the mid-to-late-1970s, the landscape of television sport had a single identifiable feature that stood high above everything else. Match Of The Day (...)

Offaly manager Emmet McDonnell.

Improper expenditure of nervous energy in Croke Park can account for the loss of 1.5-2.0km in the distance a player would normally complete in a 70-mi(...)

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